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7 East Boston open houses retailing for under $600,000

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Now is as a good time as ever to check out what all the hoopla is about in East Bostonnamely, the neighborhood has much to offer in terms of location and affordability.

Take note, though: Historically, home prices in Eastie have been significantly lower than home prices elsewhere in Boston proper, but things are rapidly changing.

This weekend's open house tour uncovers a few gems hidden in renovated Victorians and even church conversions such as this one. Big changes are coming to town, too, and might shake up the real estate market in the near future.

Time to strike while the iron is hot.

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1. 2 Westbrook Street, #1

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2 Westbrook St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $599,900
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,273
The pitch: “Brand new construction duplex with custom finishes with open an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room area.”

2. 336 Saratoga Street, #6

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336 Saratoga St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,699
The pitch: “This spacious loft condo on three large living levels with exposed brick and contemporary finishes has beautiful hardwood floors throughout on all three levels.”

3. 308 Chelsea Street, #3

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308 Chelsea St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 807
The pitch: “This condo has an open-concept kitchen and living room with recessed lighting, clever storage, and style that is hard to find.”

4. 214 E Eagle Street, #7

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214 E Eagle St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $459,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 878
The pitch: “This penthouse in a classic Victorian atop Eagle Hill has superior craftmanship and detail.”

5. 16 Leverett Avenue, #7A

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16 Leverett Ave
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $425,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 948
The pitch: “This well maintained unit has been renovated, with hardwood floor, new windows and sliders to an enclosed porch.”

6. 300 Princeton Street, #300

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300 Princeton St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $399,900
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,167
The pitch: “Privately set back off of the street enter this freshly painted home with all of the modern amenities you are looking for.”

7. 3 Monmouth Street, #2

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3 Monmouth St
Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $399,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 733
The pitch: “This gut renovation mixes contemporary design with traditional finishes and maximizes every inch of space.”

1. 2 Westbrook Street, #1

2 Westbrook St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $599,900
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,273
The pitch: “Brand new construction duplex with custom finishes with open an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room area.”
2 Westbrook St
Boston, MA 02128

2. 336 Saratoga Street, #6

336 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,699
The pitch: “This spacious loft condo on three large living levels with exposed brick and contemporary finishes has beautiful hardwood floors throughout on all three levels.”
336 Saratoga St
Boston, MA 02128

3. 308 Chelsea Street, #3

308 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 807
The pitch: “This condo has an open-concept kitchen and living room with recessed lighting, clever storage, and style that is hard to find.”
308 Chelsea St
Boston, MA 02128

4. 214 E Eagle Street, #7

214 E Eagle St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $459,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 878
The pitch: “This penthouse in a classic Victorian atop Eagle Hill has superior craftmanship and detail.”
214 E Eagle St
Boston, MA 02128

5. 16 Leverett Avenue, #7A

16 Leverett Ave, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $425,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 948
The pitch: “This well maintained unit has been renovated, with hardwood floor, new windows and sliders to an enclosed porch.”
16 Leverett Ave
Boston, MA 02128

6. 300 Princeton Street, #300

300 Princeton St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Price: $399,900
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,167
The pitch: “Privately set back off of the street enter this freshly painted home with all of the modern amenities you are looking for.”
300 Princeton St
Boston, MA 02128

7. 3 Monmouth Street, #2

3 Monmouth St, Boston, MA 02128
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $399,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 733
The pitch: “This gut renovation mixes contemporary design with traditional finishes and maximizes every inch of space.”
3 Monmouth St
Boston, MA 02128